Metro Transmission & Automotive

5 star rating 110 Reviews

(760) 300-3500(760) 300-3500 View Website »

1635 Grand AvenueSan Marcos, CA 92078

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  DanaandAlice

    Reviews: 1

    Reliable Quality
    DanaandAlice (1 review)
    12/03/2012

    We had our 2 cars xmssns rebuilt, fantastic! Then we had complex automotive work done, fantastic. Then we had an intermittent problem with one car, difficult to diagnose. after several days they found it and replaced a defective egr valve. WHA-LA! What a difference. Metro does it again with TLC, all for the best price in town. Thanks guys-- Merry Xmas!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 12/03/2012

    Thank you for taking the time to express your gratitude and the trust you have put in us over the years. We know you have a choice when it comes to your vehicle maintenance and repair and appreciate that you choose us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Sunshinemm

    Reviews: 1

    I'd give Metro more stars if they let me!
    Sunshinemm (1 review)
    3/13/2012

    I had a very positive experience with the Metro team a few weeks ago. I brought my car in for a transmission code, and they took great care in diagnosing it. They were very clear that they "did not want to just throw parts at it," and were incredibly decent about crediting me where they could when the first level diagnostics did not expose the issue, requiring a 2nd-tier diagnostic series of testing. They were very tenacious in finding the root cause, and even took measures to correct the grounding issue by rewiring the computer to the transmission, rather than replacing the entire wire harness. Every dollar counts, and I appreciated that they treated my money as if it was their own - very rare with today's businesses. They treat everyone like close family, and do the right thing and fix it right the first time, as their motto states. I have already recommended them to several people I know. One good turn deserves another!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 3/13/2012

    Thank you so very much and yes, we do know which vehicle this is. Every once in a while we come across an intermittent concern like you had and appreciate the challenge as well as your patience and understanding in getting to the source of the problem. Thank you also for the referrals and we look forward to being here for your in the future.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  chedub

    Reviews: 1

    Keep your car longer, go to Metro
    chedub (1 review)
    1/21/2012

    Metro Transmission not only did a great job on my Nissan Quest's transmission, they also repaired its front left axle. Then, they repaired my Murano's engine mounts after replacing its CVT fluid at half the price of the dealer. I love these guys. They do a lot of general maintenance, if only they could do it all. But, then, I guess, they wouldn't excel as they do with transmissions and drive trains.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  hyundai1owner

    Reviews: 1

    METRO IS THE ONLY MECHANIC I WILL GO TO
    hyundai1owner (1 review)
    1/13/2012

    Between Brenda and Mike Johnson and the whole staff this is the only place on earth I would ever take my car too. True, they are a transmission shop by name, but they really are also are full service mechanics shop, and imo simply the best! From the bottom of my heart thanks for all your help on my vacation, you made breaking down a breeze, and saved Christmas! Thanks Again!!! -MIKEY B =)

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/16/2012

    Mikey - Thank you for the very kind words. It makes us proud to know that when our customers leave they are completely satisfied in the service received from us. We are also glad to know your Christmas was saved, Happy New Year!

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Austingal

    Reviews: 1

    Honest and Reliable
    Austingal (1 review)
    11/14/2011

    I was referred to Metro Transmissions by a friend,after I was feeling very skeptical following a visit to a dealership. Metro Transmissions had a completely different diagnosis for my car and the cost to fix it, was half of what I was going to pay at the dealership, for a repair that didn't even need to be done. Metro Transmissions knows what they are doing, they are honest, and reliable, because my car is running GREAT! I will continue taking my car to them for any service. I feel 100% confident that they are honest in their service and fair in cost, and I will not have to have that skeptical feeling that I always got at the dealership.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 11/14/2011

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Metro Transmission. Our goal is to always offer quality service and repair as well as peace of mind regarding the repairs to your vehicle. We look forward to helping with your automotive needs in the future. Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  ReyesAgape

    Reviews: 1

    Fantastic Service!
    ReyesAgape (1 review)
    11/04/2011

    We took our "noisy" 2004 Dodge in for what we thought was a transmission slip. Transmission turned out to be fine. Eric & Mike went OUT OF THERE WAY to find out the "noise" problem. They kept our car for several days and pinpointed exactly what was causing the "noise": belt tensioner and bad mounts. Four other businesses had checked our car for that same "noise", and had no clue. We have had 2 rebuilt transmissions (2 different cars) in the past with Metro and their customer service has always been tops! Thank you Metro for being there, and for caring. Kudos to the rest of the technicians, as well as Brenda and Michelle! The Reyes Family :)

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 11/14/2011

    Thank you for sharing your comments. We were glad to find the source of the problem and take care of what your vehicle needed. It's always good to hear from our "returning" customers and to know we are still providing great customer service, Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  ThriftyGlen

    Reviews: 1

    Good, fast clutch replacement
    ThriftyGlen (1 review)
    7/08/2011

    The clutch on my 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT was slipping badly, so I checked Kudzu for a good place to get it fixed. Metro Transmission Inc. had the best reviews, so I called for a price quote. They beat the dealership price estimate by $150, so with the good Kudzu reviews I decided to give them a try. The new clutch works great, and they got the job done on schedule, 1 day turnaround. I'm very satisfied! My gas mileage has improved even more than I expected...

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  sl62has2

    Reviews: 1

    Metro is like family
    sl62has2 (1 review)
    4/01/2011

    We have been going to Metro since the early 90's. We keep coming back because of the great customer service and of course the execellent work they do on our vehicles.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 4/05/2011

    Thank you for your continued patronage. We are very proud to have customers as yourself who have trusted us for so many years for the maintenance and repair of their vehicles. Customer service is one of many things we strive for. Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  bmccrory

    Reviews: 1

    Won't go anywhere else!
    bmccrory (1 review)
    3/31/2011

    Metro Transmission provides quality work, expertise, and care with repairs, won't go anywhere else.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 4/05/2011

    Thank you for the trust you have in us to take care of your vehicles. We appreciate it very much.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  phatheadfromcbad

    Reviews: 1

    people at metro are my family
    phatheadfromcbad (1 review)
    3/08/2011

    Ever since the first time i went to metro when they quoted me more than it actually cost. for a transmission fluid change i have been amazed by these folks. i have also called multiple times with questions about my tundra when my battery went dead and i got a new one but it still stauled and when i had my cargo light on (daaaahhh) all that eric easily diagnosed over the phone and always asks how your doin and makes you feel like family. god bless you guys and i love yah. your great americans!!!! Jayson J

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 3/16/2011

    Thank you Jayson for the kind words. We appreciate the fact that you trust us and feel comfortable enough with us to call even when you think you might have a "silly" question. We genuinely care about all our customers and are glad to know that comes across to you whenever you do need to call or come in and see us. Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  pjvanvleet

    Reviews: 1

    I will refer everyone I know to Metro Transmission
    pjvanvleet (1 review)
    3/08/2011

    This shop provided amazing service and even diagnosed a problem I wasn't aware of. I love this shop!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 3/16/2011

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Customer service is very important to us as well as providing thorough and quality service. Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  vsnodgrass

    Reviews: 1

    I won't go anywhere else!
    vsnodgrass (1 review)
    1/28/2011

    When my transmisson when out a year ago, my husband insisted I take my car to Metro because they're the best. He was right. Their service is awesome and came with a 2 year warranty. I don't know why or how (and I don't care) but the first gear drivetrain went bad and when I called to tell them they said to bring it in and that they would take care of it and make it right. That's exactly what they did. I expected the usual "warranty denial" and for them to tell me I did something wrong or some parts wouldn't be covered. But that wasn't the case, they took care of everything, my car is running great and I didn't have to pay a dime! Kudos to them and thank you so much!!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/31/2011

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how pleased you were with the service that you received. We apologize again for any inconvenience you may have had. We always do our best to provide quality service in a timely manner and appreciate your continued patronage.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  firemike

    Reviews: 1

    Top of the Bar
    firemike (1 review)
    1/27/2011

    I have been doing business with Metro Transmission for over 20 Years. They have taken great care of my public agency fleets and Fire departments. I take My ambulances to no other . After all this time I personally needed them. I dropped off the keys and said " Do It" and once again an outstanding job was completed.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/28/2011

    Thank you Mike for your continued patronage over the years. We appreciate all of our customers and understand the trust and confidence you have in us to be responsible not only for your personal vehicle but also for those that are so important in the community.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  HuskerDeux

    Reviews: 3

    The gears meshed
    HuskerDeux (3 reviews)
    1/25/2011

    Had a terrific experience with Metro Transmission. They made a fine first impression with their professionalism in diagnosing our problem, then suggested an affordable solution. Thanks Richie!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/26/2011

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Our goal always is to provide quality service and repairs while making sure our customers are completly satisfied. Thank you again...

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  robman79

    Reviews: 1

    Thanks for finding a major Toyota problem!
    robman79 (1 review)
    1/20/2011

    I just wanted to say thanks for detecting a major transmission problem...Toyota is on the hook to fix it! Keep up the great work! THANK YOU!

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/25/2011

    You are very welcome. By doing a thorough diagnosis we were glad to have found that the concern you had would be covered under manufacturer warranty. We look forward to seeing you for your routine transmission service.


Business details

Services

  • Diagnostic Analysis
  • Drop-Off Service
  • Fleet Service
  • General Auto Repair
  • Inspections
  • Major Repairs
  • Minor Repairs
  • Oil & Lube
  • Radiator Flush & Fill
  • Same-Day Service
  • Tune-Ups
  • Warranties
  • While You Wait Service
  • Wiring

Make

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Corvette
  • Daewoo
  • Daihatsu
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
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  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini Cooper
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
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  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Rolls Royce
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Winnebago

Brands

  • AC Delco
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BF Goodrich
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Bridgestone
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  • Cadillac
  • Castrol
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  • Flowmaster
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  • Kendall
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  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Michelin
  • Midas
  • Napa
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Uniroyal
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Yokohama

Make

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Geo
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Hyunda
  • Infiniti
  • International
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Range Rover
  • Rolls Royce
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Systems Serviced

  • ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Brakes
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Computer System (OBD2)
  • Cooling System
  • Drivetrain
  • Electrical
  • Emissions
  • Engines
  • Fuel System
  • Hydraulics
  • Ignition System
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Steering
  • Supplemental Restraint System
  • Suspension
  • Transmissions

Services

  • General Repairs
  • Inspections & Diagnostics
  • Installations
  • Oil & Lube Service
  • Rebuilding
  • Shuttle Or Courtesy Car

Vehicle Type

  • Campers
  • Classic & Exotic Cars
  • Diesel
  • Domestic Cars
  • Import Cars
  • Late Model
  • Motor Homes & RVs
  • Performance Cars
  • SUVs & 4x4s
  • Trucks
  • Vans

Transmissions

  • 2-Speed
  • 3-Speed
  • 4-Speed
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • 5-Speed
  • 6-Speed
  • Automatic
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • General Transmission Work
  • Overdrive
  • Re-Manufactured
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Standard

Service Area

  • Borrego Springs
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Valley
  • Clairemont
  • College Area
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
  • El Cajon
  • Encanto
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Fallbrook
  • Hillcrest
  • Imperial Beach
  • Julian
  • Kensington
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Mission Bay
  • Mission Valley
  • Ocean Beach
  • Oceanside
  • Old Town
  • Otay Mesa
  • Pacific Beach
  • Point Loma
  • Poway
  • Ramona
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Peñasquitos
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • San Pasqual
  • San Ysidro
  • Santee
  • Scripps Ranch
  • Spring Valley
  • Sunset Cliffs
  • Tierrasanta
  • Torrey Pines
  • Vista
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Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2014

Credentials

AAA approved auto repair facility, Members of BBB, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, ASA, ATRA & ATSG. Technicians are ATRA (automatic transmission rebuilders association) & ASE certified.

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 7:00am
  • 5:30pm
  • TUE
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • WED
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • THU
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • FRI
  • 7:00am
  • 5:30pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Cash Only
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Brenda, Eric, Michelle